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BR-08 Research Intern, Global Human Rights Organizations

World Wildlife Fund
Washington, DC 20001
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BR-08 Research Intern, Global Human Rights Organizations

Type: Short Term (Fixed Term)
# of Openings: 1
WWF Washington, DC


WWF Overview

For 60 years, WWF has worked to help people and nature thrive. As one of the worlds leading conservation organization, WWF works in more than 100 countries, connecting cutting-edge conservation science with the collective power of our partners in the field more than one million supporters in the United States and five million globally, as well as partnerships with communities, companies, and governments.

Our vision for diversity, equity and inclusion at WWF is an organization as diverse as the world we protect; where the richness of all our unique views, experiences, and backgrounds combines to create the most sustainable and inclusive conservation outcomes possible bringing the greatest benefit to the planet and every person who lives on it.

Across the many cultures and individuals that represent WWF, we are unified by one mission, one brand, and one common set of values: Courage, Respect, Integrity and Collaboration.

Internships at WWF

WWFs internship program vision is to recruit professionals early in their careers who bring fresh thinking and innovation to the environmental and conservation sector and are well positioned to develop into the next generation of leaders. Our mission is to increase exposure of students from underrepresented populations to conservation and environmental careers, provide professional development opportunities, reduce the barriers to attracting a diverse pool of internship candidates, and develop a pipeline for future WWF hires from underrepresented populations.

Position Summary

World Wildlife Fund (WWF), one of the worlds leading conservation organizations, seeks a Research Intern, Global Human Rights Organizations for the Markets team that will be focused on the intersections between rights organizations, global commodity companies and supply chains.

Internship Description

To protect the environment, we must also protect people. As is being uncovered with more frequency and urgency, human rights abuses occur regularly within food supply chains, and these abuses in turn facilitate harm to the environment, e.g., forced labor in palm and seafood sectors causes over-exploitation of those natural resources.

While environmental organizations have expertise on many aspects of conserving nature, human rights organizations have unique expertise on protecting the rights of people, and as the issues are intertwined, so must the skillsets work collaboratively. The intern will help research and compile a database of organizations focused on protection of human rights worldwide, particularly those who work with companies and workers in food sectors, including but not limited to soy, seafood, palm oil, coffee, and chocolate, to identify local resources that might be engaged to provide a human rights inclusive lens on conservation work.


Skills and Abilities

  • Current undergraduate (juniors or seniors preferred)
  • Full-time (35 hours per week) or part-time (20 hours per week) for ~3 months;
  • Excellent research, writing, analytical skills, and attention to detail are obligatory;
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team;
  • Proactive problem-solving and good communicator (written and verbal) are obligatory;
  • Proficient in Microsoft Suite
  • Familiarity with database research such as Bloomberg terminal is helpful
  • Fluency in English is required; knowledge of foreign languages is a plus.

Learning Outcomes

  • Research
  • Database building and management
  • Identification and engagement with external organizations
  • Familiarity with commodity supply chains and corporate compliance
  • Organizational governance


  • Pursuing either an Associates or Bachelors Degree program in international relations or other related fields.
  • Excellent research skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Organized and self-motivated
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Identifies and aligns with the core values of the WWF organization: Courage, Integrity, Respect & Collaboration


US Remote WWF employs interns in all states with the exception of: Alabama, Arkansas, Hawaii, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Rhode Island, Wisconsin, Wyoming.


Paid - $15 per hour (35 hours per week)

One time stipend net $100

How to apply: Submit cover letter and resume through our Careers Page, Requisition #BR-08. Application Deadline by May 19, 2021 11:59 PM EST. If selected for the role, you will need to provide 2 letters of recommendation as part of the WWF application process.

* Please note that intern must have U.S. work authorization that does not require sponsorship of a visa.

As an EOE/AA employer, WWF will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicants race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, or protected Veteran status.



Posted: 2021-05-13 Expires: 2021-06-13
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